What we’re all about
Dancesport is open to everyone to gain new skills or improve their Latin and Ballroom ability. Professional instruction is available from Dale Bennett and his team from City Limits Dance. No experience is necessary, so be prepared to meet new people and learn to dance and you'll be ready to show in no time. You’ll also get the chance to compete for the university throughout the year with our highlight at Winter Gardens Ballroom, Blackpool.
Our classes are focused on enjoyment and member satisfaction whist learning all 10 dances. The classes are: Beginners Class – Tuesday 7:30-9:00 PM for anyone that already has experience our Thursday evening class is for you 7pm-10pm. Classes are £4 an hour for non-members and £3 an hour for Basic members. Or members can buy a full semester or years tuition based membership (£60 per year) and pay nothing at the lessons.
We are a keen participant of the annual LUU Dance Show. Each year we aim to hold a Christmas and Spring Ball. Socials are always on the cards including Bowling, Otley runs and BBQs. We cater for all so any ideas you may have just speak to our Social Officer.
Basic Membership will cost £15 though Membership Packages that include Tuition are available.We offer discounted membership packages for people wishing to learn throughout the year, these includes free tuition at all lessons. You will receive lots of bonuses including subsidised private tuition discount, subsidised Dancesport Ball tickets and access to weekly practice space. One thing we ask is that to compete you MUST be a member of the club.
If you've never danced before and worry you don't have any of the clothing or shoes, don't worry. At competitions all dresses for women are provided for with a range of sizes and styles we can cater to most dancers. In October-November time the society does a big shoe order, a great and affordable way to get yourself a pair of ballroom/latin shoes.
Give-It-A-Go Sessions 2018
We have three GiAG sessions planned this Freshers. Attendance costs £2 for a 2hr session, you can attend just one or all three, the more dancing the merrier. The sessions are as follows:
Tuesday 25th September 19:30-21:30 (Leeds University Refectory).
Wednesday 26th September 19:30-21:30 (Leeds University Refectory).
Wednesday 3rd October 19:30-21:30 (Leeds University Refectory).
First Training/Lessons 2018
All lessons take place in the refectory at Leeds University, located in the same building as the union.
Beginners - 2nd October 19:30-21:30
Novice/Intermediate/Advanced - 4th October 19:30-22:00